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Jun 1, 2023 - 7:41:12 PM
1545 posts since 1/9/2012

For about five bucks, you can subscribe to peacock streaming service, watch all ten episodes of Poker Face and cancel your subscription before the end of 30 days. The recurrent theme music is banjo lead -- the origin described here:

This is some guy's crude effort at producing the basic melody:  But I think the show itself is terrific.  Hearing banjo there was quite a surprise.  Recent BHO posts asked things like: IS the banjo dying? Do young people play the banjo?  Does anyone know any banjo music with soul?  While WWVA isn't what it once was, maybe looking further, you'll find that there's more banjo than ever.

Jun 2, 2023 - 1:12:56 AM
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3886 posts since 11/8/2010

Yesterday I saw an advertisement for a song contest on the Berlin subway infotainment screens. It adressed young people to send in their compositions. They used a still image of a 5-string banjo player as a backdrop to the ad! I would really like to know how that image got selected. Perhaps the something-with-media person that put the ad together couldn't even tell the difference between a banjo and a guitar?

Jun 3, 2023 - 3:11:20 AM
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Bill H


2193 posts since 11/7/2010

I posted about this a while ago and there were some interesting responses. Here's a link to the thread.

Banjo in TV Soundtracks

Jun 3, 2023 - 6:53:49 AM
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1545 posts since 1/9/2012

Obviously, I missed Bill's January post and only recently finished watching Poker Face. The linked banjo rendition is in C minor. I found I can easily get the basics when tuned in double-C (which is what comes most naturally to me these days).

Jun 4, 2023 - 10:47:52 AM



492 posts since 3/9/2017

I am currently enjoying Poker Face (available to UK viewers via Sky or Now TV), and from the beginning sat in quiet delight that the five string takes centre stage on what is a hugely enjoyable series. Thanks for the youtube link, I simply have to have a go now

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